Monday, November 23, 2009

Poppy

My father-in-law passed away over the weekend.
Donald or "Poppy", as my daughter calls him, was a lover of John Deere tractors, farming, and kiddos. Especially that kiddo in the above photo, his one and only grandchild-Hopey. His face tells it all.
Of course-he loved his own kiddos too-Larry and Terry. (I love this photo.)
He took Hoper to school everyday on his way to work, for years. I snapped the above photo one morning before they left.
The last few years had not been kind to him healthwise. But he just kept trudging along.....


We're ALL gonna miss him-A LOT!!!

8 comments:

Rhonda said...

I'm so sorry about Don's passing. Wow-I would not have recognized him in that last photo. My thoughts are with you guys.

Jodie said...

that post makes me so sad but yet so happy...........must be that beauty in the photo and all the smiles she brought/brings to everyone. <3

KIM said...

Prayers with you. Not sure if I will make it up since working from home starting tomorrow but know my deepest sympathy is with you, Hope, Larry, Terry and Sheila. Love you.

Inoureyes said...

Lots of love from my family to yours Holly.

Dawnie said...

I've been thinking of you all day and will tomorrow too. It is so hard. I pray the service goes well and attentive hearts might be receptive. Love the pictures. His face does say it all in that picture. Wish he could have been here longer but it's so nice that he got to see his Hoper grow up into a beautiful lady!!!

Holly C. said...

Thanks everybody.

Cherry Tree Lane said...

I am so very sorry.....

Holly C. said...

Thank you.